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HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading tradeshow for industrial technology, each year attracting more than 6,000 exhibiting companies and more than 200,000 visitors. In line with the age of digitalization, HANNOVER MESSE 2020 will feature an updated exhibition program and a new lead theme – industrial transformation.

The industry is evolving rapidly in this age of digital transformation and so is HANNOVER MESSE. In 2020, the show reinforces its role as the world’s leading tradeshow for industrial technology as a single brand with a new exhibition layout.

“HANNOVER MESSE is a globally recognized brand,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe. “To further enhance it, we will no longer market the show with sub-brands such as CeMAT, Digital Factory or IAMD. Our new hall plan reflects HANNOVER MESSE as the driver of industrial transformation with a clear focus on the key
themes in the core sectors.”

The revamped HANNOVER MESSE features the following six display categories:

Automation, Motion & Drives in Halls 2 to 13 covers factory, process and energy automation; mechanical and electrical power transmission and fluid power; robotics; industrial sensor technology and image processing; transformers; energy management; logistics automation; and warehousing technology. “Automation is fundamental to the comprehensive integration of industry,” said Köckler. “HANNOVER MESSE’s automation content fills the entire eastern and southern sections of the site, covering everything of importance to industrial transformation while at the same time ensuring an optimal flow of visitor traffic and maximum convenience for solution seekers.”

Digital Ecosystems in Halls 14 to 17 focuses on digital integration and applications for industry, encompassing such topics as business software, PLM, MES, logistics IT, digital platforms and cloud solutions, IT security, augmented and virtual reality, energy management solutions, artificial intelligence, and 5G infrastructure. Köckler: “Digital technologies are vital to
the transformation of industry. They feed into all other areas of HANNOVER MESSE and will, therefore, feature prominently at the heart of the exhibition center.”

Energy Solutions in Halls 11, 12, 13 and 27 focuses on efficient, climate-neutral energy supply for industrial buildings and plants as well as connected mobility infrastructures. Topics include electricity generation and transmission, power, hydrogen and fuel cells, heat and cooling supply technologies, and electric-vehicle infrastructure.

Engineered Parts in Halls 19, 20, 22, and 23 is the clearinghouse for future-defining themes such as lightweight construction, additive manufacturing, surface technology, material-specific components, fastening systems, and engineering services.

Future Hub in Halls 21 and 24 focusses on R&D, startups, emerging technologies, innovation culture, and the future of work. Köckler: “We created a hotspot for innovations in the northwestern quadrant of the site – a place where startups cross paths with research institutes, and where large companies meet young talent and unconventional thinkers. Future Hub looks at the industry of tomorrow.”

Logistics in Halls 2, 3 and 4 encompasses material flow and warehousing technology; warehouse and factory equipment; industrial trucks and accessories; automated guided vehicles; packaging technology; and logistics services.

More than 6,000 exhibiting companies from 70 countries and more than 200,000 visitors from 80 countries will participate in 2020. Two-thirds of exhibitors and one-third of visitors come from outside of Germany. Approximately 95 percent of visitors are trade professionals. In 2019, roughly eight percent of visitors (17,300) and 28 percent of exhibitors (1,715) came from Asia.

Global platform for startups, learning and networking Industrial transformation is driving fundamental changes in today’s industrial marketplace. HANNOVER MESSE hosts more than 80 conferences and forums that cover this and many other major trends and topics in the industry. For example, Forum Industrie 4.0 draws upwards of 8,000 attendees. Global Business & Markets, HANNOVER MESSE’s foreign trade platform, hosts 220 exhibitors and attracts more than 5,000 participants. Young Tech Enterprises, the startup hub at HANNOVER MESSE, features 150 young industrial companies.

Following its successful debut in 2019, the Industrial Pioneers Summit returns on 22 April 2020 with approximately 500 participants from around the world. A new highlight for 2020 is the Global Manufacturing Industrialisation Summit on 20 and 21 April, which promotes sustainable industrial development through innovation and the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies on a global scale.

HANNOVER MESSE – Home of Industrial Pioneers

HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading tradeshow for industrial technology. With the lead theme Industrial Transformation, it spotlights all current trends and topics, including Industrie 4.0, artificial intelligence, 5G, and smart logistics. In 2020, it features six exhibit sectors: “Future Hub”, “Automation, Motion & Drives”, “Digital Ecosystems”, “Energy Solutions”, “Logistics”, and “Engineered Parts & Solutions”. More than 80 conferences and forums round out the program. The next edition runs 20–24 April 2020 in Hannover, Germany. Indonesia is Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2020.

Deutsche Messe AG

As one of the world’s foremost organizers of capital goods trade fairs, Deutsche Messe (Hannover, Germany) stages a rich array of events at venues in Germany and around the globe. With 2018 revenue of 310 million euros, Deutsche Messe ranks among Germany’s top five tradeshow producers. The company’s portfolio features such world-class events as (in alphabetical order): didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief and safety & security), LABVOLUTION (lab technology) and LIGNA (woodworking and wood processing tools, equipment and machinery). Deutsche Messe also stages trade fairs at other German venues, for example, parts2clean (industrial parts cleaning) and SurfaceTechnology (surface treatment). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production), both of which are staged by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), EMO (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by MackBrooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). Deutsche Messe’s portfolio also includes trade fairs in Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and the USA. Among the sectors addressed at these overseas events are Automotive, ICT & Digital Business, Manufacturing & Processing Industries, Energy & Logistics and Metal Processing. With more than1,200 employees and a network of 58 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in more than100 countries.


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